What is Ride Transit Month?
Across Washington state, people are celebrating transit in the month of June. Riders, agencies, non-profits and large employers alike are getting in on the fun! Take a pledge, attend an event, share your story about why transit is important to you. Support your local transit and win prizes!
Just choose your favorite mode — bus, light rail, train, streetcar, ferry, vanpool, or water taxi — and enjoy the ride. Whether you’re new to transit or are a regular rider, we’re all in this together.
In 2019, we had:
Rider Stories Collected
Partner Agencies and Organizations
Pledges to Ride Transit Made
Transit Events Held Statewide
Have items to donate?
We are looking for transit-related items for our weekly winners. Things like books, bags, backpacks, water bottles, umbrellas, or anything else a transit rider would need.
Please fill out the procurement form at the link below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you!
Why do you love riding transit?
“My favorite part about riding transit is the relationships I have made with my daily commuters. We have been riding together for 10+ years and now have dinner together once a month to celebrate all the birthdays in the month. Some have changed where they work and live, however, they still come to the monthly dinner. We would have not connected if not for taking the bus together!”
Transit Rider Dawna G.
I Ride: Community Transit
“Last winter, I had a bank deposit in an envelope inside my book. Somehow the envelope dropped to the floor of the bus and I didn’t notice it. When I got to work and figured out that I didn’t have the envelope I was a little worried- for no reason apparently…..my driver not only turned the envelope in someone in the lost and found walked the deposit over to my bank and completed the transaction for me.”
Transit Rider Katherine K.
I Ride: Spokane Transit
“I am low vision, and using King County Metro to get around town has made me more productive and comfortable working at Microsoft. Having every bus work with my Orca card, is great because I am confident wherever I am going, I can easily get on. The ability to use my phone to find bus stops and times makes me more independent. When I wanted to work at a startup in Seattle, I knew I could do it confidentially even though I lived in Bellevue because of the amazing infrastructure, service, and drivers across King County. Thank you King County Metro and Sound Transit!”
Transit Rider Jason G.
I Ride: King County Metro & Sound Transit
“Our trip inbound has become a family. With commuters and students alike we look after each other. There have been times someone alerts the driver that someone is running and please wait, to waking up a student so that he doesn’t miss his stop. Some of us have started a “bus buddy” walking group. When I first started riding a year ago, I would have never guessed that such bonds could be built riding public transit.”
Transit Rider Rebecca G.
I Ride: Spokane Transit